Emery Names Koscielny As New Captain

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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery has named Laurent Koscielny as the new captain of the Gunners.

Per Mertesacker led the squad up until his retirement at the end of the season, and his defence partner, Koscielny will take up the band.

Emery has also chosen Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka as members of the leadership group.

“The captain of this group is Laurent Koscielny, who is injured at the moment,” the head coach told his club’s official website.

“After Laurent, our other captains are Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.


“I want leaders in the team, every player at every time to have the capacity to show leadership, but these are the five players who have a possibility to be the captain.”



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